Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

Is the Atheist Movement Dying? (TTA Podcast 352)…


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Date: October 31, 2017

01) Is the Atheist Movement Dying? (TTA Podcast 352)


“Seth Andrews offers his perspective on “The Atheist Movement,” its challenges, its opportunities, its evolution, and the warnings about its demise. It’s hoped that you’ll approach the show with an open mind, a respectfully critical ear, and the desire to build a world free from the bonds of superstition, dogma, and magical thinking.”

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Waking Up with Sam Harris #102 – Is Buddhism True? (with Robert Wright)…


Date: October 31, 2017

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #102 – Is Buddhism True? (with Robert Wright)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Robert Wright about his book Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.

Robert Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of The Evolution of God (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Nonzero, The Moral Animal, Three Scientists and their Gods (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the widely respected Bloggingheads.tv and MeaningofLife.tv. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Time, Slate, and The New Republic. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton University, where he also created the popular online course Buddhism and Modern Psychology. He is currently Visiting Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His most recent book is Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.

Twitter: @robertwrighter “

The War of the Worlds…


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Date: October 31, 2017

01) Librivox: The War of the Worlds

“Librivox recording of The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells.

H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion.

The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martial rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre.

The novel demonstrates Wells’ typical pessimistic outlook on human nature and offers a good deal of critisism on society and people’s ignorance and vanity. The War of the Worlds can be read as an indictment of European colonial actions around the globe at that time – with which the injustice of the Martian invasion can be compared. Wells has since been credited with predicting quite a number of technologies, such as laser-like rays, industrial robot-like machines, and chemical-warfare.
(Summary by Stephan Möbius and Annie Coleman)”

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